Bryce hooked this nice blackall while out on charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.
Bryce hooked this nice blackall while out on charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. Andrew Chorley

OPINION: Let's hope great fishing continues

OPINION: I hope everyone had a great Easter.

It was great to see some awesome weather and plenty of people enjoying the water.

There has been some great fishing on offer... let's hope it continues in the coming months.

Sandy Strait

The Strait has fished well with some good reports of salmon coming in, as well as grunter, whiting, flathead and bream being consistent on the flats and prove to be a reliable option.

This queenfish was the catch of the day for Keiron while out on the beautiful waters of Hervey Bay.
This queenfish was the catch of the day for Keiron while out on the beautiful waters of Hervey Bay. Andrew Chorley

Mud crabs will also be worth a look with the recent rains getting them moving.

Local reefs

The local reefs fished well for grass sweetlip, cod, coral trout, blackall and blue parrot.

Fresh baits worked well with hardy heads, squid and fresh strip baits working well.

Around the rocky points of the islands queenfish, golden trevally and the odd mackerel should be about.

Spinning some metal lures around these points can be very productive.

In the shipping channels, longtail tuna can be found in small patches.

Soft plastics and metal slugs have been getting the bites.

The local beacons will also be worth a look for a mackerel with school, Spanish and broad bar being reported from the beacons.

Wide grounds

The wide grounds were popular for crews with larger vessels, while the gutters were patchy with crews reporting mixed results.

The usual coral trout, grass sweetlip, hussar, parrot and big annoying trevally were about.

Over Break Sea Spit, the fishing was much better with good hauls of fish reported.

Various tuna and mackerel species can also be found wide spread from the 25 fathom hole to Rooneys and beyond.

Platypus Bay

Platypus Bay will see less pelagic action this week due to smaller tides.

Fishing the reefs deeper in the water column has been a better option.

Soft plastics, baits and micro jigs have been getting some nice fish with a mix of cod, scarlets, parrot, mackerel and trevally.

Urangan Pier

The crew at Anglers have reported Spanish mackerel, school mackerel, queenfish and golden trevally coming from the second channel on the Pier.

Whiting and flathead can be found in the first channel.

Burrum

Out at Burrum, bread and butter species have been the pick at present.

Good quality whiting have been reported around the mouth with flathead being another option.

Out the front, school mackerel can be taken on the Burrum 8 mile with metal spoons and floated baits getting attention.

Golden trevally and cod have been taken on live baits out there.

To go fishing with Andrew Chorley, visit herveybaysportfishing.com.au or email fishing@herveybaysportsfishing.com.au.